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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $272 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,192
Rank: 13th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,145
Rank: 38th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.2 This Provider
Avg 5.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$358K
Rank: 67th
out of 344 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$163 This Provider
Avg $272

Office Visits

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Joseph F. Huppmann
Average for Dermatology Providers in North Carolina

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 24 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
2,783
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

1,792
patients got this service, 82% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$186,461an average of $67 per time performed $125,235
an average of $45 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,591
times performed,
28% of his services

2nd 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

565
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,728an average of $8 per time performed $12,955
an average of $5 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
1,201
times performed,
13% of his services

3rd 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

852
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$96,080an average of $80 per time performed $54,045
an average of $45 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
853
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

691
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$88,712an average of $104 per time performed $63,975
an average of $75 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
423
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 5th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

370
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$41,454an average of $98 per time performed $28,341
an average of $67 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
419
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

323
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$17,598an average of $42 per time performed $11,313
an average of $27 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
156
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

156
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,232an average of $72 per time performed $6,864
an average of $44 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
138
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

138
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,214an average of $103 per time performed $8,556
an average of $62 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.98% of his services

9th 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

84
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,180an average of $102 per time performed $6,300
an average of $70 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
0.78% of his services

10th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

46
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,556an average of $36 per time performed $1,704
an average of $24 per time performed
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
0.7% of his services

11th 26th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,624an average of $41 per time performed $1,664
an average of $26 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
57
times performed,
0.62% of his services

12th 21st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

52
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$16,587an average of $291 per time performed $12,255
an average of $215 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Injection of up to 7 skin growths

Service Code: 11900
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.6% of his services

13th 31st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,970an average of $54 per time performed $1,815
an average of $33 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of up to and including 15 skin tags

Service Code: 11200
Performed in an office
53
times performed,
0.58% of his services

14th 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

53
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,187an average of $79 per time performed $2,491
an average of $47 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.35% of his services

15th 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,344an average of $167 per time performed $3,424
an average of $107 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.33% of his services

16th 28th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,900an average of $230 per time performed $3,270
an average of $109 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17262
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

17th 16th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

18
patients got this service, 0.82% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,608an average of $164 per time performed $2,794
an average of $127 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 17261
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

18th 24th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

20
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,970an average of $135 per time performed $2,156
an average of $98 per time performed
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Biopsy of ear

Service Code: 69100
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.21% of his services

19th 34th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 0.87% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,710an average of $90 per time performed $1,178
an average of $62 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11401
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.16% of his services

20th 78th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 0.68% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,040an average of $136 per time performed $1,095
an average of $73 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.15% of his services

21st 77th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,128an average of $152 per time performed $854
an average of $61 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17281
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

22nd 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,132an average of $164 per time performed $1,547
an average of $119 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, ... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, feet, and/or genitals ×

Service Code: 12042
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

23rd 67th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 0.59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,614an average of $278 per time performed $2,587
an average of $199 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, u... +

Repair of wound (2.5 centimeters or less) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12031
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.12% of his services

24th 93rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,508an average of $228 per time performed $1,771
an average of $161 per time performed

Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Dermatology." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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